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Takwakin (Autumn or Fall) is the time of year that my family and I usually make our annual visit to Saskatchewan. However, this year we decided to stay home on the coast. Taking my boys back to where I come from is always a time that I look forward to. I want them to see,… Continue reading HOME

The Place Where My Spirit Breathes

maskéko-sákahikanihk. This summer, I took a four day intensive néhiyawéwin class. I'm learning my language, slowly. This class was the beginning of a commitment to push myself further towards this goal. I live in Ottawa now, but I'm a prairie girl through and through. Going back home is a necessity in staying grounded and connected… Continue reading The Place Where My Spirit Breathes

Continuing Traditions in the Delta

When I think of my culture, I think of the beauty and absolute richness of it. Between the barren lands and boreal forest lies my mothers hometown - Inuvik. Located on the mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories, Inuvik is the ancestral home to both the Inuvialuit and Gwich’in people. I was 17 when I… Continue reading Continuing Traditions in the Delta